Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Time to Knit Again

I've been away from this blog so long I'm not even sure I remember how it's done. It's time to give it new life. I will not try to catch up. I'll just start anew. It's time to knit again. I need it for my psyche. I'll begin with a new pattern that I'm starting today, The PussyHat Project pattern.

For a myriad of reasons, none of which I will use an as excuse, I did not march. However, Sunday, a day late and a dollar short, I decided I needed to do something. I needed to show my support in some physical way. I needed to knit a Pussy Hat. I hope this movement does not stop or falter. I hope it continues and grows. I hope I have an occasion to wear my Pussy Power hat, perhaps in the gallery of the Senate.

To that end I went on a mission to buy the pink yarn. Nothing less than the suggested Malabrigo Worsted in Fuchsia Pink would do for me although any shade of pink and any worsted weight yarn was acceptable. I searched the Internet. Not only did it seem the Malabrigo Fuchsia was sold out everywhere, there was no pink worsted weight yarn left in stock at all, anywhere. It did my heart good to see that, but did not soothe my psyche.

I did not give up. At the end of my rope and willing to accept any pink worsted weight yarn anywhere, I tried one last place selling Malabrigo, The Yarn Attic in Hillsborough, NJ. Their inventory showed ONE in stock! I put it in a cart and purchased it as fast as I could on a Sunday evening Internet connection, hoping to get it before somebody else snatched it up. I was successful and it arrived today, Wednesday! I love the powerful fuchsia color and I will cast on this evening.

There is more to be said, but as a favorite fictional detective says on occasion, "Tomorrow is also a day."